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Old 04-13-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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or atleast it seems that way. i have a REALLY bad habbit of going cheap, it doesnt work, then i go a little less cheap, still doesnt work, so i spend MORE than ii would have been to just do it right the first time.

i had the ebay mani for the 13g, i bought a t3/t4, so i was just going to weld a new flange on, and mod it for a external wastegate. well you can tell how that went. so i bought the JGS builders kit. and tried to do it with my 110v flux core welder and just a angle grinder. works better than the first time, but still sucking ***, so i just wasted 200 bucks. i think i will just buy the ETD mani like i should have done in the first place. its a good thing i live at home, and i got a ton of overtime last week, and tax refund time

i think i need a beer
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Haha, I'm thinking of building a manifold similar to the JGS builders kit. I'll be sourcing the parts elsewhere though. Pics of your welding skillz
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i will snap a pic. the 110 harbor freight welder is killing me, lol.
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You know how to weld? Use smaller rods. Use more gap. Preheat the metals. Build up the welds. Their's technique for getting a good weld every time.
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i have a flux mig, only so much you can do. but i have found out now that the licoln wire is WAY better than the harbor frieght wire.

but anyway, its not as bad as i thought. even missing 3 header to head bolts, there is no leak at the gasket, woot! i will try and make this one work. i need to pick up a die grinder tomorow to be able to grind down some weld that i cant reach with the angle grinder, and touch up a few weld leaks i have.

anyone have a better way of testing for leaks in the mani besides just painting it with high temp silver, taking it for a drive, and seeing if there is any black exhuast residue?
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i have a flux mig, only so much you can do. but i have found out now that the licoln wire is WAY better than the harbor frieght wire.

but anyway, its not as bad as i thought. even missing 3 header to head bolts, there is no leak at the gasket, woot! i will try and make this one work. i need to pick up a die grinder tomorow to be able to grind down some weld that i cant reach with the angle grinder, and touch up a few weld leaks i have.

anyone have a better way of testing for leaks in the mani besides just painting it with high temp silver, taking it for a drive, and seeing if there is any black exhuast residue?
Pour mineral spirits in it. If there's a leak anywhere, it will pour out. Works for checking valves in a head too.
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